the following (along with an image of an old birth record) appears on Ancestry.com when I searched for Ira S. Elkins:

What town was Plantation 4 in? Is Oxford the town here, or the county? (PS, I believe Ira's middle name was Sanborn).

Name:

Ira Sauborn Elkins

Gender:

Male

Birth Date:

29 Jan 1828

Birth Place:

Plantation 4

Registration Place:

Plantation 4, Oxford

Father:

Peter L Elkins

Mother:

Abigail

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Comment by Chris Dunham on November 15, 2012 at 10:57pm

FamilySearch has Ira born in the town of Bradley in Penobscot County. Bradley was known as "Township No. 4 Old Indian Purchase, East of Penobscot River" (T4 OIP EPR) prior to its incorporation in 1835. Towns were usually organized as plantations prior to incorporation.

There was no Plantation No. 4 in Oxford County in 1828.

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